“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world,
then it can only happen through music.”
3 Days of Love, Peace and Music!
1969 was one of those years that changed history with, not only the moon landing, but Woodstock too!
50 years ago, a 3 day summer concert on a farm near New York, turned into one of the biggest musical events of all time. It was a rainy mid-August and even though there was a great line up, including Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and The Who, festival organisers never imagined that so many people would turn up. Young people from all over the states arrived to live a weekend of love, music and peace. Many of them had no tickets and the roads to the farm were so blocked with traffic that people had to abandon their cars and walk for miles to get there. Although there were so many people, so much rain and very uncomfortable muddy conditions, there was a great spirit of solidarity among the 500,000 people present. It was the era of hippies, flower power and the Vietnam War and the concert brought people together in a time of great social change.